I am white, female, feminist. I have lived in the industrial North; the rural, conservative South; and the liberal, coastal West. I am straight, married, richly imbued with husband and family and dog, and I tend to focus on issues of sex, race, and class.When a story compels me, it is an investigation, a discovery, an education and at its best, an enlightenment. The library of good fiction builds on itself, widens its net, and increases our potential for understanding ourselves and the world. I dream of producing stories that do all that.
...these moments between violation and waking, when the woman or man must be working out what had happened to them, were the worst.